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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Does not reflect community values: 10,000 Dresses

What community? Who's values? Not everyone conforms to society's definition of normal. What is a parent to do when their son wants to wear a dress? What do boys who want to wear dresses read? 10,000 Dresses! When push comes to shove, this book is about accepting who you are (when others don't) and being true to yourself.

I didn't see it at ala.org but I have seen it on other banned/challenged lists, I just can't remember where!





10,000 Dresses
Marcus Ewert
Illustrations by Rex Ray

Seven Stories Press
Nov 1, 2008Ages 4-8
32 pages

source: I checked this book out of the library.

amazon product description:
Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows…Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary: “You’re a BOY!” Mother and Father tell Bailey. “You shouldn’t be thinking about dresses at all.” Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey’s imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey becomes the girl she always dreamed she’d be!


My Thoughts:
Gay. Lesbian. Bi. Transgender. Transgender? This is a great book for the kid who doesn't quite feel like everyone thinks they should.

This is a cute book. Bold colors, big graphics. Interesting dresses although we only "see" three of them. It's creative, simplistic and goes right to the point. Stay true to your self. I loved it but I wanted more!

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4 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I had not heard of this one before! Thanks for sharing about it and participating in Banned Books week.

danielle. said...

This is the first I've heard of this title, I'm definitely going to have to check it out. It may find a home in my classroom library. :D

Vicki said...

Everyone needs to lighten up. Reading this book isn't going to change who you are, and it just might open your eyes.

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